Earlier, we had planned and published an event flyer for a presentation by another speaker that has been rescheduled. We have been able to schedule a replacement speaker for the December 9 meeting.
Plan on joining your PMI Susquehanna Region colleagues as we continue the monthly events series. This month we are featuring an informative and entertaining session presented by Brian Lucas, who will be focusing on the Agile’s Evolution and Non-Information Technology Use.
As with most Susquehanna events, this is a no-cost session and is open to the public. If you have someone who you feel will benefit from this session, please feel free to invite them.
Agile is commonly thought of as a phenomenon of Information Technology (IT) created in Utah back in 2001. The fact is agile came late to IT and has been used in the Apollo space program and by Thomas Edison. In business today, Agile has gained popularity far beyond the confines of IT project management. It is becoming a management philosophy of the enterprise. Learn why as project managers you need to begin to expand your agile thinking to a broader venue.
Brian Lucas - Author of Keeping Agile (www.Keeping-Agile.com)
Brian has worked in the Information Technology area as a project manager, technical marketer, methodologist, manager, software architect, systems designer, data modeler, business analyst, systems programmer, software developer and creative writer. These efforts include over a hundred hi-tech initiatives in almost every business and industrial sector as well as government and military projects. Among them, he designed and developed a quality assurance system for the first transatlantic fiber optic communications network, a manufacturing system for a large computer manufacture’s seven manufacturing centers, a data mining system for steel production, an instrumentation system for cable systems, defined requirements for government’s information systems and designed and developed human performance management systems.
Brian believes the primary responsibility of any person with some store of knowledge is to educate and mentor others. Brian has educated and mentored many. He has also lectured extensively to a variety of audiences. Brian is currently devoting as much time as possible to the innovation of business and organizational agility along with the next generation of agile software development.
As an amateur theoretical physicist he is working on joining general relativity and quantum mechanics through a multidimensional time corollary on string theory and negating the uncertainty principle in favor of Louis de Broglie’s wave/particle hypothesis. He is also an avid blue-water sailor and wilderness backpacker. He enjoys billiards, boxing, chess, cooking, famous battle reenactments and war gaming, fencing, flying, gardening, horseback riding, martial arts (particularly Ninjutsu), philosophy and psychology, playing musical instruments (7 so far), poker, rapid-fire target shooting, reading (he tries to read a new book every night), painting with oils, scuba diving and skiing.
Date: Wednesday, December 9
Time: Networking begins at 6:00 pm with the event starting promptly at 6:30 pm
Location: Computer Aid Harrisburg; 470 Friendship Road; Harrisburg PA